Romanian television will broadcast, between February 6-10, the Sanremo Festival, the 74th edition. The five evenings of the contest can be watched on TVR 1, from 9:30 p.m. Amadeus presents the event for the last time, News.ro announces.
For the fifth consecutive and last year, as confirmed by the television personality, the festival is presented by Amadeus, who is also the artistic director of the show. During the five evenings of the event, he will be joined by various co-presenters. And from the studio of the show “Viva Rai2!”, located in front of the Ariston Theater entrance, the comments will be made by Fiorello, together with Fabrizio Biggio and Alessia Marcuzzi.
For TVR 1 viewers, Bogdan Stănescu and Kyrie Mendél will provide all the information related to the festival.
Like the 2022 and 2023 editions, the 30 competing artists (27 established artists and the first three classified in the Sanremo Giovani 2023 competition) will participate with as many pieces in a single competition section.
The winner of the Festival will represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, which will take place in May in Malmö, Sweden. Established artists will give recitals in two other places, Colombo Square and the Costa Smeralda cruise ship.
All the 30 contestants will go on stage on the first night, for the interpretation test. At the end of the voting, the first five positions will be announced. Marco Mengoni will be co-presenter. Rappers Tedua and Lazza will perform on the two exterior stages of the festival.
The second evening will be the creative competition, where 15 of the 30 artists will perform their own pieces. After the vote, the first five positions will be announced. The co-presenter for the second evening is the artist Giorgia, and in the locations outside the theater there will be the musician Giovanni Allevi, the French DJ and producer Bob Sinclar and the rapper Rosa Chemical. Also, John Travolta returns to the Ariston stage with a special moment for the audience.
The creative contest continues in the third evening, when the other 15 artists will sing their songs. The first five positions will be announced at the end of the evening. The actress Teresa Mannino will present alongside Amadeus, and outside the Ariston Theater the hosts will be the singer-songwriter Bresh and the sisters Paola & Chiara.
The evening will be completed by two special moments: the actor Russell Crowe will take the stage of the Festival, for a musical meeting and Eros Ramazzotti comes to the Ariston Theater to mark 40 years since the release of the song “Terra promessa”.
In the fourth evening, dedicated to covers, the contestants will present a piece of their choice, from the Italian or international repertoire, in duet with established artists. Among the competitors will be: Il Volo, Diodato, Mahmood, Mr. Rain or Ricchi e Poveri. Among the invited artists are names like Riccardo Cocciante, Paola & Chiara, Gianna Nannini or Umberto Tozzi. The provisional ranking of the evening will be added to that of the previous evenings, also announcing the first five positions. The TV star Lorella Cuccarini is the co-presenter of the fourth evening, and from outside the theater – DJ Gigi D’Agostino and the soloist Arisa.
The final evening decides the winner of Sanremo 2024 and the representative of Italy at Eurovision. Fiorello is Amadeus’ microphone partner, and the rapper Tedua and the singer Tananai give recitals in front of the audience on the two outer stages. The ballet dancer Roberto Bolle, and the famous Gigliola Cinquetti, on the chords of the song “Non ho l’età (per amarti)” bring special moments in the last evening.
The orchestra led by maestro Leonardo De Amicis will provide the accompaniment for the entire event. And the scenography is signed, for the 22nd time, by Gaetano Castelli – and the tenth together with his daughter Maria Chiara.